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10 most exciting jobs in nursing

From medical esthetics to leading the hospital geeks into brave new frontiers, here’s a list of dream jobs you’ll want to know about.

Why nurses are opting to become nurse practitioners

Why nurses are opting to become nurse practitioners

On office visits, people choose NPs over MDs. Find out why patients prefer NPs, and why the profession itself is so appealing.

How to score the best nurse benefits

How to score the best nurse benefits

Tip #1: If you’re considering going back to school, make sure you find an employer that provides the most tuition reimbursement you can find.

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What Nurses Make: Salaries for RNs, CNAs, LPNs, Staff Nurses, and more!

We’ve pulled the most up-to-date hourly and yearly salary reports for the top nurse jobs and are wondering…are they accurate for your job title, your location and your years of experience?

7 ways to boost your nurse salary

7 ways to boost your nurse salary

What happens when your employer (or potential employer) is pleading "tough times?" There are other factors besides compensation that can influence the final numbers.

Two very different worlds

Two very different worlds

Nurses and non-nurses make the best roommates. Why? Because you never have to fight over bathroom time, you never have to worry about sharing kitchen space, and you never get sick of spending too much time together.

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Taking a leave in nursing

During my 3.5 years on the unit, I have watched (with great pleasure) my coworkers taking honeymoons and staying home for months on maternity leave with their new family additions. As a single girl I’m embracing my own non-maternity leave (that’s leave without the pregnancy part).

Thriving in a challenging job market

Thriving in a challenging job market

What’s a new graduate or laid-off nurse to do in challenging times? Here are five surefire ways to successfully launch your career.

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Is nursing truly recession proof?

Lyssa Vicari, RN, is not a financial guru. She’s not a money manager. She’s just a nurse talking with other nurses, keeping an eye on her paycheck, watching the market, and sharing her opinions.

Nurse strikes: For patients as well as for nurse benefits

Nurse strikes: For patients as well as for nurse benefits

Nurses threaten to strike to defend patient safety, to protest unfair policies, and to protect wages. We poll our nurses for their thoughts on what benefits REALLY matter.

Michelle Obama speaks to nurses about healthcare reform

Michelle Obama speaks to nurses about healthcare reform

Our First Lady knows that nurses are the frontline of healthcare. That’s why she’s asking for your help.

6 hospitals with the best nursing benefits

6 hospitals with the best nursing benefits

Not only are there thousands of employers to choose from, there are also dozens of specialties and sub-specialties. We’re here to help.

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Nursing unions

I’ve blogged about how I felt that unions are only out for one thing, that is to increase the power of the union. Not the power of its members, the nurses, but the power of the union leaders. But…now I’m a union member.

Budget woes pit hospitals against nurses

Healthcare is changing — and nurses are fighting hard to avoid becoming economic losers.

Minnesota nurses, Twin Cities hospitals reach tentative agreement

Minnesota nurses manage to preserve their pensions, seniority benefits and health plan. Nurse-patient ratios — cited as a key concern — are not part of the agreement.